Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Feb 22:
A local court in Odisha today granted permission for reinvestigation into the murder of pulses trader who was shot dead by unidentified assailants here in 2004.
Adjudicating over the petition filed by Twin City Commissionerate Police, Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) court granted permission for reinvestigation into the murder of Mohammad Farooq alias Mohammed Farook Tayeb who as shot dead in his shop at Malgodown area here in November, 2004.
Notably, the kin of the deceased had knocked on doors of Commissionerate Police seeking reinvestigation in the case.
It may be recalled that Farooq, a pulses wholesaler, was shot dead in broad daylight in November 2014 while he was in his shop in Malgodown area. Three motorcycle-borne miscreants had indiscriminately opened fired at him. The criminals pumped five bullets killing him on the spot.
Notably, the deceased trader’s wife Ishrat Jahaan had approached the Commissionerate police and filed a fresh complaint against Dhalsamanta brothers for their alleged involvement in her husband’s murder.
Ishrat and her family members had met Cuttack DCP Sanjeev Arora and levelled allegations against the gangster siblings. They had said that they had not approached police out of fear.